Joerg, Joerg Pietschmann wrote: > "Peter B. West" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >>Obviously there is a need for some documention with normal releases. We >>don't need the design docs in the user releases, but all of the >>operational material, including the FAQs, is necessary. >> >>If we were to do source and compiled releases, the xml-docs could go >>into the source release, for generation by the user. Vice versa, the >>generated html (and pdf docs?) > > +1 on omitting the design doc completely in bin distributions. > Should probably omit skin source and xsl too. > I'm not sure about PDF, apparently there are not much requests > for this format.
I think html is more generally useful for user support documentation. It would be much, much preferable to keep html and exclude PDF than the reverse. > What's larger: > - PDF > - xdocs + *2document.xsl + document2fo + build mechanism for building PDF > (includes ant.jar?) > - xdocs + full xsl + build mechanism for building PDF > This may need some explanation: We have documents using a generic > document.dtd and some documents liks FAQs which have to be > transformed into document.dtd xdocs before the final skin > document2html.xsl can be applied. When using ant for building, > this requires either temporary files (current solution) or a > custom task for the transformation pipelines (or Cocoon CLI) > Is this xsl part of Forrest, or something you have done? > >>need to be included in binary releases >>(with the proviso above, that the design docs are not needed.) It looks >>as though reworking is needed in the build.xml to accommodate these >>distinctions. How does that sound? > > > That's exactly what I'm currently doing, the HTML and the > intermediate document-DTD files are produced in the build > directory. Unfortunately, as I already noted, it's an > all-or-nothing thing unless you are comfortable with broken > doc builds for some time. > If this is ok, I can commit the first half tomorrow... I think we can live with it. (quietly... a working branch is very handy for this sort of thing...) Peter -- Peter B. West [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://powerup.com.au/~pbwest "Lord, to whom shall we go?" --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]